the Allied Health Application and be accepted into the EMS program before they are eligible for EMS courses. In addition, entrance into the program depends on the applicant’s ability to perform the essential functions identified by the Alabama Department of Public Health, Office of EMS and Trauma as documented by the physical exam.  Unconditional admission to the College  Age of 18 years within 90 days of completion of the program  Minimum of a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) at LBWCC  Submission of approved health forms (physical exam and vaccinations)  Must complete background check and drug screen  Eligibility for English 101 and Math 100  Completion of Biology 201 (Human Anatomy and Physiology I)  Math 100, English 101, Speech 106, Psychology 200, and Biology 202 must be completed prior to entering the last semester Contractual agreements between the College and clinical agencies may impose additional requirements on students enrolled in health programs. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the areas of attire, confidentiality, criminal background check, liability insurance, and substance abuse screening. PROGRESSION: A minimum grade of 75 is required for the progression to the next Emergency Medical Services (EMS) courses in the program’s required course sequence . EMS courses may not be taken out of sequence. EMS students must have a current Alabama EMT license prior to midterm of their second semester or they will be withdrawn from the program. Students will not be able to progress through the program and allowed to participate in second semester clinical experiences without a current Alabama EMT license. New students who wish to enter the paramedic program directly must have a current Alabama EMT license (EMT or Advanced EMT) prior to the first semester of paramedic course work (Third Semester of Degree Plan) in order to participate in paramedic clinical experiences. READMISSION: Students who do not continue in the program for consecutive terms are subject to the most current college catalog and State of Alabama Department of Public Health – Office of EMS policies for the latest term of admission. No more than 15 months may lapse between attempts at courses in the 200 level paramedic sequence without a repeat of the entire field of concentration curriculum sequence. Students who have been dismissed from the program due to violations may not be readmitted.


2022-23 College Catalog and Student Handbook

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